Florida Tattoo Bloodborne Pathogens

Florida Department of Health Approved 100% Online BBP Training. Approved for Tattooing, Piercers (Annual Refresher), Permanent Make-Up, Microblading, Micropigmentation

Bloodborne Pathogens Training for Tattooing

Florida Tattoo License Requirements (Click Here):
Effective January 1, 2013, any person operating an unlicensed tattoo establishment will be subject to administrative penalties. All persons who tattoo the body of a human being must be licensed in Florida as a tattoo artist. This includes persons who practice cosmetic tattooing, which is also known as permanent makeup or micropigmentation, and students or apprentices who tattoo human beings as part of their tattoo training.

Who is required to have a Florida tattoo license?

persons who tattoo the body of another human
persons who practice cosmetic tattooing, permanent make-up, or micropigmentation
students/apprentices who tattoo other humans as part of their tattoo training

To Apply Florida Tattoo License – A Tattoo artist license requires the following:

Completed Application for Tattoo Artist License($60)
At least 18 years of age
Copy of government-issued photo ID
Completion of the Education Courses (Approved Online Bloodborne Pathogens Training) for tattoo artist(minimum of 70% score required)
*License must be in county where artist lives in regardless of area of work.

* Submit your completed application to your local county health department Tattoo Coordinator for questions and payment information.

An expired tattoo artist license requires the following: Completed Application for Tattoo Artist License ($60 renewal fee and $25 reactivation fee for a total of $85)License must be issued in county where artist lives, regardless of area of work.

Guest Tattoo Artist Registration

A guest tattoo artist registration is required for any tattoo artist who plans to tattoo in Florida and who also holds an active license, registration, or certification issued by a jurisdiction outside Florida. A guest Florida Tattoo License requires the following:

Completed Application for Guest Tattoo Artist Registration($35)
At least 18 years of age
Copy of government-issued photo ID
Proof of active license,registration, or certification outside of Florida
Documentation of completed tattoo Education Courses (at least 70% score) or approved substitute course
Guest registration is valid up to 14 consecutive days in Florida.

If your state does not require a tattoo artist license, you will need to complete a Florida Department of Health education course and a Florida artist license application for Florida.

Biologix Solutions LLC’s 100% online bloodborne pathogens training (Approved Online BBP Training) is approved and accepted by almost all major State Health Departments / Local Health Departments / Licensing Agencies (Click Here): Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California (Including LA County Approved), Colorado (Approved by Denver Department of Environmental Health), Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, *New York (New York City – NYC DOHMH offers 3 hours classroom course. No other course is accepted), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.

Course Objectives – Upon completion of this course, you will be able to
  • Understand the purpose of OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, how it applies to the body art industry, and need for bloodborne pathogens & infection control training for tattooing, piercing artists and permanent
    makeup artists.
  • Medical/health issues associated with body art industry.
  • How cross contamination and contact transmission occurs in shops.
  • Bloodborne pathogens (HIV, Hepatitis B virus, Hepatitis C virus) & selected communicable diseases (Hepatitis A, Staphylococcus auerus infections, including MRSA, Tuberculosis, Impetigo, Scabies, Ringworm, Molluscum Contagiosum, Herpes Simplex, and Herpes Zoster)
    • Identification of the disease
    • Description of the infectious agent
    • Mode of transmission
    • Incubation period
    • Period of communicability
    • Prevention of transmission in the tattoo establishment
  • Know the minimum operational requirements (sanitary and safety requirements) related to the design and operation of tattoo establishments, and temporary establishments.
  • Know the Standard Precautions and available PPE to prevent transmission of bloodborne pathogens & common skin infections.
  • Know the basics of infection control, sterilization by autoclave, and aseptic techniques used to prevent disease transmission in the tattoo establishments.
  • Know the steps to take following an exposure incident.